Modernist architect Hugh M. Kaptur's custom-designed 1979 residence for Al & Lois Anderson is currently undergoing a major rehabilitation. This gritty “hard-hat” tour is a unique opportunity for tourgoers to get a behind the scenes look at a major restoration and reimagining of the house done in consultation with the original architect. The Anderson Residence is sited on two lots purchased from Bob and Dolores Hope in the heart of the Movie Colony. The three-bedroom house still retains many of its original features as well as a separate casita. Architectural features include soaring tongue-in-groove vaulted ceilings, heavy timbering, brutalist stucco walls, and a kitchen that shows off the home’s engineering. A large pool coupled with amazing views complete this idyllic setting. If you’re tired of seeing “magazine slick” houses, and want to indulge your inner handyman, this major rehabilitation project will either inspire or terrify you! The ticket price includes a copy of PSPF’s newly released book The Modern Architecture of Hugh M. Kaptur. Hugh Kaptur and the homeowners are scheduled to be on site to answer questions.
The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is “to educate and promote public awareness of the importance of preserving the historical resources and architecture of the city of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley area.” PSPF offers free membership as a public benefit.
Things to Know
This event is for ages 18 and older.
No pets and no smoking please.
Interior photography is at the discretion of the homeowner.
To avoid confusion, and as a courtesy to other tour goers, please arrive at your designated tour start time.
Please be respectful of the neighborhood and do not park in front of mail boxes or driveways.
The organizer of this event is Palm Springs Preservation Foundation.
Event Check-in Location
Al & Lois Anderson Residence, 899 East Granvia Valmonte, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo Credits: Palm Springs Preservation Foundation
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